Catering Ideas

Considering Starting A Cake Business From Home?

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

Anyone who has baked, filled, covered, and decorated a cake knows it takestime. Loads of time. Whatever the reason for starting your business — as a part time job, to supplement other income, continue a hobby or to build a bakery you can one day take outside of the home — first consider whether or not you can carve out the time needed to start and run your business.

Operating a cake business will place new demands on your time beyond baking and decorating. Do you have the time to do the following…

  • Shop for ingredients
  • Keep your books (basic accounting)
  • Develop and maintain a social media presence
  • Manage your website
  • Take more classes
  • Work on new techniques

Working from home may seem like a dream to many, but it doesn’t come without it’s drawbacks. Your home may now be your workplace, but for others in your life home is still a place to unwind and relax after work.

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The burger has boomed in the UK

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 3:34 pm

You don’t have to wander far in the UK to find a burger store. There are no so many gourmet burger bars it’s hard to choose, but this really is a sign of how things have changed in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and you can see this American influence more clearly than ever before. Burgers have long been popular here like they have in many countries, but to have such a huge range nowadays is quite crazy, especially when it used to just be a case of visiting McDonalds or Burger King. The demand for burgers has spread throughout the world too, and you can even visit countries like Thailand and Vietnam and find little Western owned and run burger houses, so wherever Westerners travel there’s like to be a fair few burger shacks to pick from. We expect this trend to continue and there will likely be more additions in the next year, but let’s just enjoy it, because this clever creation is back with a bang!

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Wedding food planning

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 7:52 pm

Planning your wedding day can be overwhelming, that’s why getting the catering service organised as early into the planning is always beneficial. Food is an important part of your wedding day, not only should it be tasty, but it is a great way to bring guests closer together too.

There are a few things to consider when it comes to selecting the right food for your wedding day:

Theme- Your catering choice should represent the theme of your wedding as much as possible. For example, if you have an outdoors wedding you may want to consider a BBQ buffet style catering option.

Budget- Planning your wedding can be costlier than expected, that is why it is important set a budget before you start searching the market. It is important to remember food is an important part of your day, so cutting back on catering isn’t always recommended.

Tasting- Always try foods offered by catering companies and make sure you are happy with the quality and taste before you commit to a particular catering service.

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Greek is starting to trend again in the UK

Posted on October 6, 2017 at 7:17 am

You don’t have to search far in a major city for a Greek restaurant selling classic Gyros kebabs, and many people are now taking to their own kitchens to create this absolutely beautiful dish. The trend has even spread throughout the wedding industry, with many Greek catering firms providing meat cooked on skewers with delicious wraps. This very hands-on meal is so warm and hearty and perfect all year round. You can make it light and sweet for summer, or hearty and calorific for winter, so it’s very adaptable, and actually very easy to make. There is an art to cooking chicken, lamb and beef just right, whilst the flavours will take some practice, but this is a nice dish that can be perfect for all foodies. If you’re dieting, looking to gain weight or maintain it, this could be a healthy part of your diet, and it’s understandable why the trend is now here.

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Can healthy food make you happy?

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Who says the healthy food has to be boring or bland, there are many healthy dishes that are packed with flavour. Some standout examples include curries, soups, salads and stir-fry dishes. A lot of the food eaten in South East Asia is healthy but the flavours can be out of this world. It’s often about making sure you get your flavours right. By researching the herbs and spices used in dishes and preparing correctly, you can really give your healthy meals a bit of punch, and that in turn may make you and your guests very happy. We think people can enjoy a healthy lifestyle, but not many enjoy the food they eat. That said, we think this can all change with some research into the best quality ingredients, and of course a little bit of cooking practice. Have you tried making a healthy dish that’s full of flavour? If so, did it make you happy?

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Tasty Autumn Dishes

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 1:41 am

As we nearly reach autumn, more people will be looking for homely comfort food rather than light summer recipes, and here are just a few ideas to warm your tummy this autumn:

Beef Stew

A classic British meal with lots of goodness. Most families have their own beef stew recipes and even if you don’t you can make yours by looking at a recipe online, then tweak it by adding your favourite meat and vegetables. Beef works well because it tenderizes as it cooks slowly, and it pairs perfectly with potato. You only need to serve this dish with a slice of bread and butter. Let the flavours of the beef do the talking.

Rice Pudding

Who doesn’t love a rice pudding? It is sweet stodgy and so very comforting. The perfect treat after a long walk with the dog in brisk conditions.

Chicken Curry

A chicken curry can be made mild or spicy depending on your preferences, but either way, it’s a nice way to warm yourself through. It’s relatively light too and it can be served with any kind of rice, or bread and butter if you wish.

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